The island of Corfu is located in the vast Ionian Sea. Over the years it has become a popular tourist destination among travelers. This island enjoys pleasant climatic conditions. You won’t find perfect sunny weather during your stay on this island and maybe some showers. The beautiful and green vegetation of Corfu is due to the fact that the island receives the most rainfall which results in dozens of vegetables and herbs thriving in this region. The vast mountains are punctuated by valleys of olive groves and other local plant products grown by the villagers. In fact, Corfiot cuisine has played an important role in the development of the tourist infrastructure of this island.

In a Corfu hotel, you can see that a lot of importance is placed on the food that is served to guests and visitors. One Corfu hotel is distinguished from another by that very special item that is available in the Corfu hotel restaurant. There are plenty of famous Corfu dishes that may be available at the Corfu hotel of your choice. These dishes can be tasted in two categories, one that has subtle Mediterranean flavors and another that has strong Venetian flavors. The use of large proportions of olive oil in the dishes can be observed. Mediterranean dishes usually include meat, fish, vegetables, and olive oil, while Venetian dishes consist of a spicy mix of different ingredients and pasta.

When staying in a certain Corfu, feel free to try the traditional local dishes such as pastitsada, strapatsada, and stir-fry. All these dishes are mainly non-vegetarian including beef, fish, sausages, meat and bacon. Seafood is also fantastic in Corfu. Often a Corfu hotel will have restaurants dedicated solely to seafood. The locals like to cook fresh fish. Famous fish dishes include “Bourdeto” which is a spicy fish stew and “Bianco” which is a white fish soup with an overwhelming potion of garlic. The fish is basically prepared in the oven or on the grill, so that the meat acquires the typical smoked flavor and then it is seasoned with herbs, olive oil and lemon juice.

However, the meat is cooked in a different style. In traditional dishes, people will opt for lamb. While pork, beef and chicken are also some of the famous options. The meat is grilled or roasted together with the onion and garlic.

Corfu is also famous for its wines. Each and every one of the hotels has a cellar where some of the best wines are kept. Some wines in a Corfu hotel can be very expensive, while others are quite affordable. You will certainly find a wide range of red, white and rosé wines on the island. If you doubt which is the best, you can ask the staff of your hotel in Corfu. The locals always know best.

In local taverns and restaurants, or even in your hotel cafeteria, you will see a multitude of dishes served with Ginger Beer. This drink was brought to the island by the British back in 1860 and has been in vogue to this day. If you have a sweet tooth, Corfu kitchen can offer you the perfect sweet dishes. Some of the most popular are Mandolato and Tiganites. Seasonal fruit-based ice creams are also very popular.

Syrups and jams made from kumquat are favorites. Every morning, in the kitchen of a Corfu hotel, all the food that will be served that day is organized. Fresh produce from the village farms is collected and brought into the kitchen and then the day’s cooking begins. The chefs at the Corfu hotel are renowned for their expertise in the kitchen and their eclectic knowledge of various gastronomic delights. These factors make a Corfu hotel kitchen very special and attractive to travellers.